Acupuncture for Depression

Depression is very common problem in the US and is among the ten
most frequently reported medical conditions. About half the people
who seek treatment for depression are not helped by psychotherapy
and medication or withdraw from treatment too early. Of those who
recover, more than one third relapse within eighteen months.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are often used to manage various
depression related conditions. A few clinical studies in the past
suggest that acupuncture is a promising treatment for depression in
men and women. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are useful
therapies for the management of depression related conditions such
as anxiety, fatigue, and emotional swings. These may include:

Mild and moderate depression
Post menopausal syndrome
Chronic fatigue
Chronic musculoskeletal pain
Weight control

Reference Reviews and Links:
Herb Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatment may increase energy
levels and help the depressive mood
Acupuncture Chart shows the treatment of fatigue,
published several hundreds years ago in China